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Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Abstract

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and pundits debate the sources of an achievement gap, Academic Profiling turns our attention to students, teachers, and parents to learn about the opportunity and social gaps within schools. In candid and at times heart-wrenching detail, students in a California public high school share stories of support and neglect on their paths to graduation. Separated by unequal middle schools and curriculum trackin ... More

Keywords: Latinas/os, Asian Americans, Educational Achievement Gap, Social and opportunity gaps, Neoliberalism and neoconservativism, Policing students, MEChA and Student activism, Curriculum Tracking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816687398
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilda L. Ochoa, author
Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Pomona College